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The Real-Life Legal Issues Of Chicago Fire Star Taylor Kinney

"Chicago Fire," the first in NBC's "One Chicago" franchise, has been beloved by audiences since its premiere in 2012. The series follows the lives of the firefighters, paramedics, and other staff of the fictional Firehouse 51 in — you guessed it — Chicago.

Like any drama centered in a workplace, the professional and personal lives of the characters are often at odds, and interpersonal conflict can make an already stressful job even more complicated. The talented cast of "Chicago Fire" is what really brings the energy to the show, though. Starring the likes of Jesse Spencer, Eamonn Walker, Christian Stolte, and Taylor Kinney, "Chicago Fire" is definitely a can't-miss for those who love some classic workplace drama full of emotional moments.

It turns out there's been some real-life drama for some of the show's stars, too. Kinney, who portrays Lieutenant Kelly Severide, has had his fair share of public troubles — including a 2002 arrest. What, though, do Kinney's legal troubles exactly entail?

Taylor Kinney's was arrested pre-fame

Taylor Kinney has been acting since 2006 when he first starred in the campy primetime soap opera "Fashion House" (via IMDb). He's appeared in many more successful shows before joining "Chicago Fire," including "CSI: NY," "Shameless," and "The Vampire Diaries." However, many will know him best as the former fiance of Lady Gaga. The two met while shooting the music video for her hit song "You and I," and were an item from 2011 through 2016. Dating one of the biggest pop stars in the world will certainly put you under the spotlight, and tabloids were keen to drudge up any dirt they could on Kinney.

Unfortunately for the actor, those tabloids did not come up empty-handed. According to records obtained by Radar Online, Kinney was arrested in 2002 in Virginia for public intoxication. He was only 21 years old at the time.

A youthful arrest for heavy drinking is far from the worst crime a man can commit, and we're glad to know Kinney's legal record hasn't stopped him from achieving success as an actor.